Inspiration comes in the most unusual of places sometimes. I recently was visiting family in California and we spent a good deal of time at the hospital, not too much fun to visit, but everything turned out fine. So I was there visiting and then I had to use the restroom. I guess someone could feel I needed a little moment of joy, because I stepped into the one-person bathroom, and low and behold, a Great Horned Owl was patiently waiting for me to stop in! He looked so dashing in an
otherwise not so elegant setting. I decided
right then and there that I must give him a
proper painting. I'm so used to painting
the Hawaii Pueo, but I never forgot my first owl love, the Great Horned Owl. They are amazing. One of the largest owls on planet Earth, the Great Horned Owl is most notable for their size and ear tufts. They may be a seriously fierce predator species, but I just get an overwhelming urge to hug them!
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Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.